Head of Payments


SafeBoda is looking for a Head of Payments to lead all payments and financial services work at SafeBoda. In particular, you will be designing and implementing a range of financial products and services for our target consumers which are the SafeBoda drivers and passengers. This will require working with a range of actors. In addition, this will be an exciting and challenging role that enables the successful applicant to play a pivotal part in identifying, testing, and scaling opportunities for SafeBoda to offer access to financial products and services to millions of underbanked Ugandans.  


  • Build and lead the payment offering at SafeBoda Uganda. 
  • Manage a series of partnerships with financial institutions and partners across multiple areas
  • Develop highly scalable products and lead and inspire a high-performing cross-functional team across Product, Engineering, and Operations.
  • Scale a team to deliver on very ambitious targets 
  • Support the company to ensure SafeBoda becomes a leader in fintech in Uganda

You should have

  • +5 years leading in fintech, banking, payments, tech, or a similar field  
  • Experience in fintech/banking/microfinance in emerging markets
  • Product development experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with the financial regulatory environment in Uganda is a huge plus
  • Proven leadership and ability in scaling a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or finance-related field with academic excellence
  • Pro-active ability to move fast, innovate, and find creative solutions
  • Solid analytical skills and advanced experience in Excel
  • Passionate about financial services and financial inclusion 
  • Excellent communication skills with the flexibility to negotiate corporate partnerships one minute and explain financial concepts to SafeBoda riders the next
  • Love our product and be curious about how it works
  • Live the SafeBoda values, represent the company in everything you do, and constantly fly the flag. 


  • Scale with a rapidly growing startup, with tons of opportunity for growth and impact
  • Contribute to our mission and work at our dynamic and fast-paced company in Africa
  • Competitive salary based on experience 
  • Free SafeBoda transport
  • Free lunch every day
SafeBoda is a community of entrepreneurs and boda drivers that is revolutionizing transportation, payments, and on-demand services in Africa’s cities and believes that everyone in African cities should have access to affordable services at a click of a button.